Marlaina "Marly" Bird

Marlaina “Marly” Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn’t looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it.

She’s the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011), I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting Entrelac (Leisure Arts, 2014), and Knitting for Dummies 3rd ed.(Wiley, 2013). Marly is also creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and you’ve seen her designs in Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet, Knitter’s, Knit Simple, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Inside Crochet, Wild Fiber and Petite Purls, and in many collaboration knitting and crochet books. In her spare time she raises three kids with her husband in suburban Denver.

Marly has 3 classes available on Craftsy.com-- Curvy Crochet, Curvy Knits, Mittens & Gloves Galore.

When Marly was asked about a typical day for her, she answered: There is no such thing as a typical day at the office for me. Since this has become a full time job I notice that each day is totally different and brings its own challenges. If I’m not answering email I am writing patterns and getting yarn ready to be shipped to contract knitters and crocheters; or I am sketching a design idea and swatching with new yarn; or I’m finishing up a project that has to get to fed-ex before the 7:30pm last pick up. I am always busy. I don’t even know how I do it half the time!

I guess the one typical thing for me is every Tuesday at 10am I do the live podcast. It can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing or on my website www.MarlyBird.com

original designs  

from MarlyBird.com
from Crochet Today! Jan/Feb 2011
from Wild Fibers Magazine, Winter 2010/2011
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from Knitscene, Fall 2010
from Inside Crochet, Issue 8, June/July 2010
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from Knit and Crochet Now! TV
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from Crochet Today! Mar/Apr 2010
from Knitscene, Winter/Spring 2010
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from Knitscene, Winter/Spring 2010
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2009
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from Crochet World Magazine, December 2009
from Crochet! Magazine, November 2009
from Inside Crochet, Issue 4, October/Nove...
from MarlyBird.com
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from Inside Crochet, Issue 3, August/Septe...
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from Petite Purls, Issue 1 Summer 2009
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from MarlyBird.com
from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2009
from The Purse Workshop
from The Purse Workshop
from MarlyBird.com
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from MarlyBird.com
from Knit Simple Magazine, Holiday 2008
from Interweave Crochet, Fall 2008

designs from Marlaina "Marly" Bird and Jill Wright

from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet